Idealware compares Drupal, Plone, Wordpress and Joomla
Nonprofit software info source Idealware has published what might be the best objective review of the top open source CMS solutions available today. Having read the report and having worked extensively with all four systems for many years I can definitely recommend it for anyone considering the content management software options.
The report reinforces many of the messages I use to differenciate the options with people I talk to. Here are what I believe each of the four systems are good for:
- Wordpress - good for blogging (of course!) and for small groups of people who want to publish simple content.
- Joomla - good for small nonprofits/companies who need a simple and cost effective way to upgrade their web presence.
- Drupal - good when you want site visitors to create content, functionality that is flexibile and scalability to support lots of traffic.
- Plone - good when you have lots of content, lots of people working with that content within your nonprofit/business, and have unique functionality requirements.